Eugene R. Schlesinger
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Santa Clara University Fall 2018 to Present
Lecturer (Renewable Term), Religious Studies
Trinity School for Ministry Fall 2017 to Present
Adjunct Instructor (Online)
Nashotah House Theological Seminary Spring 2018
Marquette University Fall 2012 to Fall 2017
Adjunct Instructor (2016–17)
Rev. John P. Raynor, SJ Fellow (2015–16)
Teaching Assistant (2012–15)
Carroll University Fall 2016
PhD Marquette University, Religious Studies May 2016
Dissertation: Ite, Missa Est! A Missional Liturgical Ecclesiology
Advisor: Susan K. Wood, SCL
MDiv Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary May 2007
Summa Cum Laude
BA University of North Carolina Greensboro, Religious Studies August 2004
Summa Cum Laude
Minored in Classical Studies
Sacrificing the Church: Mass, Mission, and Ecumenism. Lanham: Fortress Academic/Lexington Books, 2019.
Missa Est! A Missional Liturgical Ecclesiology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017.
- Paul Avis, Ecclesiology 14 (2018): 221–23.
- Dwight J. Zscheile, Anglican Theological Review 100 (2018): 446–47.
- Daniel Martins, The Living Church (September 10, 2017): 44–45.
- John Yocum, International Journal of Systematic Theology 21 (2019): 100–103
Peer Reviewed Articles
“Eucharistic Sacrifice as Anti-Violent Pedagogy.” Theological Studies 80, no. 3 (2019): 653–72.
“Revisiting Anglicanism’s Vocation to Disappear.” Journal of Anglican Studies 17, no. 1 (2019), 8–30.
“The Integrative Role of Sacrifice in the Theology of Henri de Lubac.” International Journal of Systematic Theology 20, no. 3 (2018): 402–22.
“A Trinitarian Basis for a ‘Theological Ecology’ in Light of Laudato Si’.” Theological Studies 79, no. 2 (2018): 339–55.
“Sacrifice, Metaphor, and Evolution: Towards a Cognitive Linguistic Theology of Sacrifice.” Open Theology 4, no. 1 (2018): 1–14.
“The Fractured Body: The Eucharist and Anglican Division.” Anglican Theological Review 98, no. 4 (2016): 639–59.
“The Sacrificial Ecclesiology of City of God 10.” Augustinian Studies 47, no. 2 (2016): 137–55.
“The Church’s Eucharistic Poverty in the Theologies of Jon Sobrino and Hans Urs von Balthasar.” Theological Studies 77, no. 3 (2016): 1–25.
“Sæcula Sæculorum: Missionary Ecclesiology and the Church-World Relationship.” Open Theology 2 (2016): 539–52.
“Trinity, Incarnation and Time: A Restatement of the Doctrine of God in Conversation with Robert Jenson,” Scottish Journal of Theology 69, no. 2 (2016): 188–202.
“Baptismal and Missional Ecclesiology in the American Book of Common Prayer,” Ecclesiology 11, no. 2 (2015): 177-98.
“Schleiermacher on the Necessity of the Church,” The Journal of Theological Studies 66, no. 1 (2015): 235–56.
“Exchanging Symbols for Symbolic Exchange: A Realistic, Ecumenical Reformed Sacramental Theology,” Journal of Reformed Theology 9, no. 2 (2015): 56–78.
“The Threefold Body in Eschatological Perspective: With and Beyond Henri de Lubac on the Church” Ecclesiology 10 no. 2 (2014): 186–204.
“Sacramental Efficacy in Karl Rahner and Cognitive Linguistics” Philosophy & Theology 25, no. 2 (2013): 337–60.
“Fire in the Water: Baptismal Aptness and Ecology in the Petrine Epistles” Journal of Theological Interpretation 7 no. 2 (2013): 123–42.
“Use Your Allusion: How Reformed Sacramental Theology Makes Sense of Sacramental Language in John 3 and 6” Westminster Theological Journal 74, no. 2 (2012): 355–66.
“From Rights to Rites: A Eucharistic Reframing of the Abortion Debate” Anglican Theological Review 94, no. 1 (2012): 37–57.
Chapters in Edited Volumes
“The Quest for Liturgical Meaning: Schmemmann, Ressourcement, and Scholasticism” in We Give Our Thanks Unto Thee: Essays in Honor of Alexander Schmemann, edited by Porter Case Taylor. Eugene: Wipf and Stock (2019).
“One, Holy, Catholic and Missional Church: Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Church’s Identity and Mission.” In Marking the Church Essays in Ecclesiology, edited by Gregory Scott Peters and Matt Jenson, 164–83. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2016.
“Worship and Mission.” In Theological Tentpoles for Engaging Worship, edited by Khalia J. Williams and Mark A. Lamport. Engaging Worship Series. Forthcoming from Baker Academic.
“Ecological Conversion, the Four Point Hypothesis, and Social Grace.” In Intellect, Affect, and God: The Trinity, History, and the Life of Grace, edited by Joseph Ogbannaya. Forthcoming from Marquette University Press.
“Dialogue Among Presbyterians [Review of Joseph D. Small, Flawed Church, Faithful God: A Reformed Ecclesiology for the Real World (Eerdmans); Amy Plantinga Pauw, Church in Ordinary Time: A Wisdom Ecclesiology (Eerdmans); James Calvin Davis, Forbearance: A Theological Ethic for a Disagreeable Church (Eerdmans)]” The Living Church (August 4, 2019): 20–22.
Peter Schmiechen, Gift and Promise: An Evangelical Theology of the Lord’s Supper (Wipf and Stock, 2017). Anglican Theological Review 100, no. 4 (2018):842–44.
“Threading the Pauline Needle [Garwood P. Anderson, Paul’s New Perspective: Charting a Soteriological Journey (IVP Academic, 2016)],” The Living Church (May 6, 2018): 18–19.
“Francis Calls the Church to Joy [Leonardo Boff, Francis of Rome & Francis of Assisi: A New Spring in the Church (Orbis, 2014); Gregory Heille, The Preaching of Pope Francis: Missionary Discipleship and the Ministry of the Word (Liturgical Press, 2015); Walter Kasper, Pope Francis’ Revolution of Tenderness and Love: Theological and Pastoral Perspectives (Paulist Press, 2015); Pope Francis, Morning Homilies II: In the Chapel of St. Martha’s Guest House, September 2, 2013–January 31, 2014 (Orbis, 2016); Pope Francis, Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Reflections on Following Jesus (Herder & Herder, 2013)],” The Living Church (March, 2016): 20–21.
Thomas O’Loughlin, The Eucharist: Origins and Contemporary Understandings. (London: T&T Clark, 2014). Themelios 40, no. 2 (2015): 340–41.
Covenant: A Weblog of the Living Church Foundation: Regular Contributor (2017–Present).
“Dedicatory Plaques and the Communion of Saints,” The Living Church (October 21, 2018): 16–17.
“Sacraments—Critical Issues,” article in Lexham Bible Dictionary, ed. John D. Barry et al. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2015.
“Scholars Debate Radner’s Latest” The Living Church online December 3, 2013. http://livingchurch.org/scholars-debate-radner-latest
“Laudato Si’ and the Missio Dei: Theologia, Oeconomia, Ecology” (Paper Presented at the National Meeting of the Catholic Theological Society of America, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 8–11, 2017).
“Response to Christopher Wells’s ‘Initiating Catholic Ecumenism: Conversion, Reconciliation, Martyrdom’” (Invited Response at Living Sacrifices: Repentance, Reconciliation, Renewal, Nashotah House Theological Seminary, June 6–9, 2017)
“Sacrifice as Communion in the Theology of Augustine of Hippo” (Paper Presented at The Upper Midwest Regional Meeting of The American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 1–2, 2016)
“Sæcula Sæculorum: Church and World in Gaudium et Spes” (Paper Presented at the National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Georgia, November 21-24, 2015)
“Closing the Gaps: Divine Missions And Divine Immutability” (Paper Presented at the National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Georgia, November 21-24, 2015)
Invited Panelist: “Lonergan And the Church in Our Time” (Lonergan On The Edge, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 11-12, 2015).
Invited Participant: The Jewish Origins of Christian Doctrines of The Holy Spirit Colloquium (Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 29, 2015).
“The Eucharist and the Church of the Poor: Sobrino and von Balthasar in Dialogue” (paper presented at the Upper Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 17-18, 2015).
“One Holy Catholic and Missional Church: Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Church’s Identity in Mission” (paper presented at National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Diego, California, November 18-20, 2014).
Panelist: “The Future of Ecclesiology” (National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, San Diego, California, November 18-20, 2014).
“Beyond Cognition: Psychic Conversion, James K. A. Smith, and the Law of the Cross” (paper presented at Lonergan on the Edge, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 19-20, 2014).
“The Necessity of the Church in the Theology of Friedrich Schleiermacher” (paper presented at the Upper Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 4-5, 2014).
“Is Christ Divided? The Eucharistic Implications of Schism” (paper presented at the Upper Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 4-5, 2014). Co-authored with Kirsten Laurel Guidero.
“The Potential of Chauvet’s Sacramental Theology for Reformed-Catholic Ecumenism” (paper presented at the National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Baltimore Maryland, November 23-26, 2013).
“Exchanging Symbols for Symbolic Exchange: Towards a Realistic, Ecumenical Reformed Sacramental Theology” (paper presented at the National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Baltimore Maryland, November 19-21, 2013).
“O Brave New World! Baptismal Imagery in the Petrine Epistles as an Ecological Resource” (paper presented at the Upper Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 5-6, 2013).
“A ‘Convenient’ Truth: Funding Ecological Commitment with Baptismal Aptness” (paper presented at the Midwest Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Lincoln, Illinois, March 8-9, 2013).
“Use Your Allusion: How Reformed Sacramental Theology Makes Sense of Sacramental Language in John 3 and 6” (paper presented at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Wake Forest, North Carolina, March 23-24, 2012).
Courses Taught (Primary Instructor)
PMIN 297: Sacraments and Liturgy. 4 credits, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara California. Winter 2019
PLIT 235: The Sacraments of Healing (Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries). 4 credits, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara California. Fall 2018, Spring 2019.
ST740: Advanced Church, Ministry, and Sacraments. 3 credits, Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania. Fall 2017 (Online).
TESP 50: Catholic Theology: Foundations. 4 credits, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California. Winter 2019, Spring 2019, Summer 2019.
TESP 4: The Christian Tradition. 4 credits, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California. Fall 2018
THEO 2310: Exploration in Christian Theology: Good and Evil. 3 credits, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Spring 2017.
THEO 1001: Introduction to Theology. 3 credits, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Fall 2014; Spring 2015; Fall 2016; Fall 2017.
CCS 100: “Latin America: ‘Christianity from Below.’” 4 credits, Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Fall 2016.
STNC10: Introduction to Systematic Theology. Not for Credit, Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania (Online). Fall 2017, Summer 2018, Fall 2019.
Lecturer Committee, Department of Religious Studies Fall 2018 to Present
Santa Clara University
Chair, beginning Spring 2019
Association of Graduate Students in Theology 2013 to 2015
Covenant: A Weblog of the Living Church Foundation June 2019 to Present
Peer-Reviewed Articles for:
- Modern Theology
- Theological Studies
Honors and Awards
Provost’s Publication Grant Fall 2018
Santa Clara University
Graduate Scholar of the Year 2015–2016
Rev. John P. Raynor, SJ Fellowship 2015–2016
American Academy of Religion
Catholic Theological Society of America
English: Native Language
French: Reading Knowledge
German: Reading Knowledge
Latin: Reading Knowledge
Greek (Attic and Koine): Reading Knowledge
Hebrew: Working Knowledge